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Lemon Pepper Pasta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

2 servings

Our home economists cut down this pretty pasta recipe with peppers and lemon from Jolinda Whittle of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania for two to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces uncooked vermicelli
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1/8-inch strips
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1/8-inch strips
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the milk, cheese and salt; cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is melted. Drain pasta; add cheese sauce and toss to coat. Keep warm.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, saute peppers in oil for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with lemon zest and pepper; mix well. Toss with pasta mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 249 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 617mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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